Falafel burgers

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PREP: 10 MINS
COOK: 6 MINS
SERVES 4

A healthy burger that’s filling too. These are great for anyone who craves a big bite but doesn’t want the calories

Ingredients

  • 400g can chickpea, rinsed and drained
  • 1 small red onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • handful of flat-leaf parsley or curly parsley
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1⁄2 tsp harissa paste or chilli powder
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
  • toasted pitta bread, to serve
  • 200g tub tomato salsa, to serve
  • green salad, to serve

Method

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  1. Drain a 400g can chickpeas and pat dry with kitchen paper.
  2. Tip into a food processor along with 1 small roughly chopped red onion, 1 garlic clove, handful of flat-leaf parsley, 1 tsp ground cumin, 1 tsp ground coriander, ½ tsp harissa paste or chillli powder, 2 tbsp plain flour and a little salt.
  3. Blend until fairly smooth, then shape into four patties with your hands.
  4. Heat 2 tbsp sunflower oil in a non-stick frying pan, add the burgers, then quickly fry for 3 mins on each side until lightly golden.
  5. Serve with toasted pitta bread, 200g tub tomato salsa and a green salad.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, March 2008

By Good Food
Credit: www.bbcgoodfood.com

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